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We started ” Model Agency One ” 2017 with the purpose of a free list for young models. Each list only contains hand picked and approved modeling agencies. This helps young people to find agencies, which help their career. All agencies are approved by international bookers of several agencies we met. This keeps the lists clean and you will get only best recommendations. We extented our lists! You will not just find major fashion capitals like New York, Paris, Milan or London, but also more than 100+ other cities, nearby.
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You want to become a model? Then you will find here on Model Agency One all the important tips you need for your career to be successful! From your very first choice, good and reputable model agencies in the major cities of the world, but also in major cities and individual countries, to our great guide, become a model in a few steps. Get to know the entire fashion industry here, fashion designers, fashion weeks, but also the supermodels.
The very first step is always to apply to a model agency. Here already directly the first tip: apply directly in three agencies, so you have greater chances that your look, your type just in the model agency is sought. Finally, different model agencies also have different customers and jobs. Sometimes there are already two or three models who have a very similar look. If you apply in only one agency, you will think, why didn’t I get in? Maybe the other two agencies would have immediately said, “here’s the modeling contract!”
To help you make a good decision for your career start, here we have collected the best agencies around the world for you!
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So, your very first step is to apply to a model agency in your country. That’s why you can find not only the big cities, but also countries in the overview. When you have found a good model agency in your country where you can work as a model, the next step is to build your model portfolio (photos from test shoots with good photographers and from jobs with clients).
If you are always on time, clients are happy with your work, you are ambitious, then your mother agency will also take care of the next step, modeling abroad. As a young model, this means 30 to 90 days on location in a city, e.g. London, Paris or Milan.
So that you can live the big fashion weeks in this world, fashion shows, photo shoots with customers, but also commercials for entire campaigns, the very first step is always the application in a model agency. Also for this we have great tips for you, in our great guide becoming a model, which you can read absolutely free with us.
New York, Paris, London, Shanghai, the big cities attract 10,000 models to the city center, for example at the Fashion Weeks. But few live locally, so you should also apply in a model agency that is in your own country, sometimes in your city, for example if you live in Los Angeles.
This is how it works: you have a local model agency (mother agency), this is usually based in your country. The city is not so relevant, especially in Europe, where cities are very close to each other. This ‘local’ model agency represents you at home, but also abroad. For this, your mother agency works with partners, for example, in London, Paris, Shanghai, New York, Los Angeles or even in cities like Amsterdam, Hamburg or Barcelona.
Should you have made it into a good and reputable modeling agency, you need to do your first, small jobs relatively quickly. However, do not expect that you work every day, if you become a model at 14, 15, 16 or 17 years, school usually has absolute priority. Modeling really starts when you finish school. Free to travel. After all, you have to be on location in Milan, London or even New York for 30 days.
In your national market (home country) you will therefore do your first small fashion shows as well as photo shoots for social media or online stores. Maybe once, twice a month.
The more experience you gain and the more satisfied the clients are with the results, the higher are the chances that you will be able to work abroad. This is also what model management is for. With the partner agencies I described before, you can work worldwide.
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